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Addictive Disorders

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Substance-use and addictive disorders are marked by physiological dependence, drug-seeking behavior, tolerance, and/or withdrawal.

Addictive disorders, such as substance abuse and dependence, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol or drugs. Addiction develops over time and is a chronic and relapsing illness.

The new-age addictive disorders like Gambling, Internet/Porn/Phone addiction are included in this category

There are three different terms used to define substance-related addictive disorders:

Substance Abuse

Substance Dependence

Substance Withdrawal